Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

NME: Top 50 Albums of 2014

01 December 2014

NME: Top 50 Albums of 2014

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010s]

  1. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  2. Mac DeMarcoSalad Days
  3. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  4. Aphex TwinSyro
  5. CaribouOur Love
  6. La RouxTrouble in Paradise
  7. MerchandiseAfter the End
  8. Jamie TCarry On the Grudge
  9. Sleaford ModsDivide and Exit
  10. Ex HexRips
  11. Future IslandsSingles
  12. Death from Above 1979The Physical World
  13. Damon AlbarnEveryday Robots
  14. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2
  15. EagullsEagulls
  16. IceagePlowing Into the Field of Love
  17. Todd TerjeIt’s Album Time
  18. Kate TempestEverybody Down
  19. Royal BloodRoyal Blood
  20. Jack WhiteLazaretto
  21. FKA twigsLP1
  22. SwansTo Be Kind
  23. Black Sabbath13
  24. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness
  25. Lana Del ReyUltraviolence
  26. Perfume GeniusToo Bright
  27. JungleJungle
  28. MorrisseyWorld Peace Is None Of Your Business
  29. AlvvaysAlvvays
  30. WarpaintWarpaint
  31. Sharon Van EttenAre We There
  32. ChildhoodLacuna
  33. Wild BeastsPresent Tense
  34. Sun Kil MoonBenji
  35. Parquet CourtsSunbathing Animal
  36. GoatCommune
  37. Thom YorkeTomorrow’s Modern Boxes
  38. alt-JThis Is All Yours
  39. ProtomartyrUnder Color of Official Right
  40. Bombay Bicycle ClubSo Long, See You Tomorrow
  41. Manic Street PreachersFuturology
  42. HookwormsThe Hum
  43. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibPiñata
  44. Perfect PussySay Yes To Love
  45. HoneybloodHoneyblood
  46. Twin PeaksWild Onion
  47. Gruff RhysAmerican Interior
  48. TemplesSun Structures
  49. InterpolEl Pintor
  50. Julian Casablancas+The VoidzTyranny